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ˈpraɪ ɪŋpry·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. prying

    An inquisitive person is one who is bent on finding out all that can be found out by inquiry, especially of little and personal matters, and hence is generally meddlesome and prying. Inquisitive may be used in a good sense, tho in such connection inquiring is to be preferred; as, an inquiring mind. As applied to a state of mind, curious denotes a keen and rather pleasurable desire to know fully something to which one's attention has been called, but without the active tendency that inquisitive implies; a well-bred person may be curious to know, but will not be inquisitive in trying to ascertain, what is of interest in the affairs of another.

    Synonyms:
    curious, inquiring, inquisitive, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, peeping, scrutinizing, searching

    Antonyms:
    apathetic, careless, heedless, inattentive, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested

    Preposition:
    Inquisitive about, concerning, in regard to, regarding trifles.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. prying

    Synonyms:
    peering, inquisitive, scrutinizing, curious

    Antonyms:
    incurious

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. nosiness, prying, snoopinessadjective

    offensive inquisitiveness

    Synonyms:
    snoopiness, nosiness

    Antonyms:
    incurious

  2. nosy, nosey, prying, snoopyadjective

    offensively curious or inquisitive

    "curious about the neighbor's doings"; "he flipped through my letters in his nosy way"; "prying eyes"; "the snoopy neighbor watched us all day"

    Synonyms:
    snoopy, nosy, nosey

    Antonyms:
    incurious

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pryingadjective

    Synonyms:
    curious, inquisitive, peering, scrutinizing

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How to use prying in a sentence?

  1. President Obama:

    There's no excuse for the kind of violence that we saw yesterday, when individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot, they're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They're stealing.

  2. Ethan Blevins:

    The Supreme Court of Washington state went the other direction, [It] said our state Constitution provides better protection, and we believe that people expect that our garbage is going to be protected from prying eyes.

  3. Eric Schmitt:

    The FBI has absolutely no business poking around in the private information of those who have obtained a concealed carry permit in Missouri, the Second Amendment rights of Missourians will absolutely not be infringed on my watch. I will use the full power of my Office to stop the FBI, which has become relentlessly politicized and has virtually no credibility, from illegally prying around in the personal information of Missouri gun owners.

  4. President Barack Obama on Tuesday:

    There's no excuse for the kind of violence that we saw yesterday. It is counterproductive, when individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot, they're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They're stealing. When they burn down a building, they're committing arson. And they're destroying and undermining businesses and opportunities in their own communities. That robs jobs and opportunity from people in that area.

  5. Danielle Fishel:

    We want to shout it from the rooftops but we know posting about his birth and it's complications opens us up to prying eyes - aka paparazzi staked outside our house, following our every move they way they did several times during my pregnancy, we are much too fragile for that right now and I pray wholeheartedly that we can have some space as we navigate these next few weeks.


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